March 2009

The Animal Crossing Kitchen

March 20, 2009
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After several months of diligent game play and a little help from my sister Nicole, Carrie, and my cousin Amanda, I’ve finally managed to collect all of the items I needed to make an Animal Crossing: City Folk kitchen. Adorably enough the sink, microwave, stove, and blender all turn on and off, and I can’t […]

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Basic Bran Muffins

March 17, 2009
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I have a strange affinity for bran. I believe it stems from spending time with my grandfather when I was very young. He would eat cereals like Raisin Bran, Grape Nuts, and Bran Flakes for breakfast and I wanted to be just like him so I would request a bowl too. Except I didn’t want […]

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

March 11, 2009
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I had an opportunity over the last few weeks to sample a number of products from a company called Just BARE Chicken. The chicken they sell is all natural, antibiotic, hormone, and cage free while also being vegetable fed. All excellent lifestyle options for the chicken you serve to posses, but the really cool thing […]

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White-Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

March 9, 2009
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I didn’t eat chocolate for a year once. Admittedly, my anti-confection atonement was bizarre and completely vanity driven but at the time it felt good to exercise a little personal self-control. Before you are wowed by my efforts too much though I should point out that I had one caveat to my chocolate ban. I […]

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Spanakopita Pockets

March 2, 2009
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You know those times when you’re in the grocery store and you’re absolutely starving, and against your better judgment you end up filling your cart with all sorts of absurd things that you wouldn’t normally buy? I tend to toss in boxes of trashy appetizers like mini-quiche, egg rolls, and those itty bitty spanakopita bites. […]

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